If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
The Club's Summer Handicap Series comprises six races, staged on the first
Wednesday of each month from April through to September It has proved to be
a hugely popular fixture both for Club regulars and for guests.
In the fifth race on 3 August Bob Adams was first Northbrook man home, scoring maximum points, with Claudie Combelas the first Northbrook woman. Going into the sixth and final race of the season Mark Parker was in the lead at the top of the men's table, Louise Myers was still heading the women's table.
Results of Race 5
Results of the final race on 7 September, and of the series will be available soon.
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With the cross-country season fast approaching it's time to get out your spikes or trail shoes and prepare for the challenge and excitement of running in muddy fields instead of on the road. The season kicks of with the Midland cross-country relays at Wolverhampton on 22 October followed by the first Birmingham League race at Newbold Comyn on 12 November, where Northbrook will be looking to consolidate their newly-promoted position in Division 2.
The 14th edition of the Club's annual 10k road race again attracted a big field of club and non-club runners. Incorporating the seventh race of the Warwickshire Road Race League, the men's race was won by Alstair Smith (Coventry Godiva) in a time of 32m 59s. First lady home was Lousie Insley (Heanor Running Club) in 38m 45s. Coventry Godiva Harriers won the Men's Club team prize, Soa Striders taking the prize for the Ladies' Club team. Northbrook's highest placed finisher was Stuart Lumsden in 13th. The Junior run was won by Oliver Flippance in a time of 6m 18s. Mel Gould was first girl, coming home in 4th place in a time of 6m 49s.
Wednesday 22 June
A Club night event with a difference
A relay race for teams of 3 people of different standards, eg a level 1,
a level 3 and a level 4 runner making up a team based on previous
handicap and race times. Latecomers and absentees caused some last minute adjustments
to the teams leading to a later than expected start. It was in fading light
that the last runners reached the finish. The winners were Tony Hughes, Jenny
French and Stu Lumsden, who each took home a bottle of wine.
Training for Distance?
Sunday morning Club training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon
distances leave from the Jag Club at 9am
on Sundays. The weekly
training plans take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to
get you in perfect shape for your race day.
Look out for Clive's club mailings to see the routes.
A range of Club branded running apparel is available to
purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.
Runners of the Month
good performances at Northbrook 10k and Thunder Run
good running and commitment to WRRL
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. At the halfway stage Stuart Lumsden is
heading the men's table, with Clare Rowntree leading
for the ladies. In the vets' tables
and Tony French are top V35, V45, V55 and V65. For the ladies at V35,
V45 and V55 it's Corinna O'Connor, Claudie Combelas and Sarah McNaney.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2016
Pittard and Duggan take EMGP Honours
In the 10k final race of the 2016 East Midlands Grand Prix series at Milton Keynes on 28 July Jill Pittard finished 6th in the F35 category. However, three first and four second places in previous races guaranteed her the F35 overall series winner's prize. Jill was delighted with her win, having finished 2nd overall in 2015.
Evergreen Mick Duggan took the MV75 overall series
winner's prize, winning five races and finishing second in two. This is Mick's
consecutive overall M75 age category win in the EMGP series.
Other Northbrook series postions are Lyn McDonald (4th F40), Linda Richards (8th F45) and Charles Jone (10th M60). The results of the best five races out of eight make up the overall series table.
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 12 middle-distance road races starting with the Massey Easter
5 mile in March and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
After 10 races Stuart Lumsden and Peter Fellows are top-placed Northbrook competitors, each with 3rd positions in the SM and MV55 tables. Terry Moynihan is 6th MV45 and Jo Arden is 6th FV45. In the team placings, Northbrook Men are 5th; Northbrook Ladies are placed 7th.
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Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 15 August.
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.